Migration Museum, Adelaide

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Learn about European immigration and settlement of South Australia at Migration Museum, a social history museum located in what was once the city’s destitute asylum. Between 1850 and 1918 the building housed deserted and destitute men, women, and children, but today maintains both permanent and rotating exhibitions. Featuring nine modern galleries, the museum showcases the history and culture of native peoples before European colonization, as well as the impact immigration had on the country starting with the 19th century. The oldest museum of its kind in Australia, this site aims to promote multiculturalism and tolerance through the preservation and understanding of South Australia’s diverse cultures. Our Adelaide online trip itinerary maker makes visiting Migration Museum and other Adelaide attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • October 8, 2017
    A fantastic piece of South Australian history presented in an educational, interactive and informative way. It promoted lots of discussion between myself and my children. We even found my great grandp...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Walked across town to the big parks and state building to seek out the Migration Msueum. First impressions : its a compact (and bijou) establishment...housed in historic buildings. The panels and stor...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    If you want to know the history of the city, of the first immigrants arrived and as it has evolved the migration you can not miss this visit. It is a central, very well aorganizado place and there are always different exhibitions.
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  • July 11, 2017
    Friendly staff, a great place to learn about Australia's migrants. Kids will enjoy it too.
  • August 4, 2017
    A worthy collection of enlightening displays: well worth an hour or so.
  • June 21, 2017
    Kids enjoyed it. But I thought was a bit small.
  • March 16, 2017
    This is really good museum. Full information and things about migration to Australia. You can see textile, photos, and many others.
  • January 2, 2017
    Adelaide should be proud to have the world's first museum dedicated to migration. Tis a great place, filled with friendly people and interesting exhibits.

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